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Creating an Adoption Plan with Adoption Choices of Missouri

Creating an Adoption Plan with Adoption Choices of Missouri

Unplanned pregnancies can be scary, which is why Adoption Choices of Missouri is here to help. We provide you with a range of options so that you can make the best choice for you and your baby. We want you to make an informed decision in regards to creating an adoption plan without feeling rushed, judged, or overwhelmed. 

What Are My Unplanned Pregnancy Options?

You have three main options when experiencing an unplanned pregnancy: termination, parenting, and adoption. Termination of pregnancy is legal in Missouri up to 22 weeks from the date of a woman’s last period. If you are not comfortable with terminating the pregnancy, parenting is a viable option. You may choose to parent your child if you have adequate financial and emotional resources. Finally, you can choose to place your baby for adoption. An adoption is a great option, and Adoption Choices of Missouri will guide you through the process. 

What is an Adoption Plan, and How Do I Create One?

An adoption plan is your personalized plan for adoption; it includes everything from who you want to adopt your baby to the type of adoption you want. The first step of the Missouri adoption process is to contact us via phone or text. We will then schedule a meeting with you. At this meeting, you will complete all of the preliminary paperwork. We ask that you also bring proof of pregnancy. Once you have completed all of the necessary paperwork, we will begin matching you with a doctor. 

One of the services we provide to all of our birth mothers is ensuring that they have adequate medical care. The health of you and your baby is paramount during this time. Therefore, you must regularly attend your doctor’s appointments and maintain a healthy lifestyle during this delicate time.

The next step of your adoption plan is to choose who will adopt your baby. We provide you with a range of prospective adoptive parents, and you choose the best one based on the kind of life you want your child to lead. 

Adoption Choices of Missouri also provides financial assistance and supportive counseling to all its birth mothers. Financial assistance includes money for groceries, rent, transportation, and other maternity-related expenses. In addition to the financial assistance we provide, we also supply supportive counseling. Counseling is available to all of our birth mothers and can be a one-on-one, group, or birth mother retreat. The type of supportive counseling you choose is up to you and is based on your needs.

What Are the Different Types of Adoption?

You have options when it comes to choosing the type of adoption you want, too. The three main types of adoption are open, semi-open, and closed. Neither is better than the other; it just depends on your personal preference. There is open communication between you and the adoptive parents in an open adoption. You can exchange phone numbers, emails, and social media accounts if you wish. You can also participate in annual visits with the adoptive parents and your child. Your adoption facilitator mediates Semi-open adoptions. All photos and updates will be disseminated through your adoption facilitator; there is no direct contact between you and the adoptive parents in a semi-open adoption. Closed adoptions are best if you value your privacy. The only information your child and the adoptive family will receive about you is your medical history. 

There are a variety of options when you choose adoption in MO for your baby. Our aim is to help you make the best, most informed decisions we possibly can. As a licensed adoption agency in Missouri, it is our job to help you navigate this journey.

Contact Adoption Choices of Missouri to Start Creating Your Adoption Plan Today!

We have offices all over the state to assist you with all of your adoption needs. Adoption Choices of Missouri is your best choice when it comes to choosing adoption for your baby. We take the time to get to know all of our birth mothers and provide them with the best possible care. Contact Adoption Choices of Missouri today. You’ll be glad you did!

Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll-free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 816-527-9800

RaynaMeet the Author: Rayna Batiste is an alumna of the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. Having graduated with honors, she hopes to attend graduate school at New York University, majoring in Journalism. Rayna is also a United States Air Force veteran who enjoys watching documentaries about pretty much any subject, learning, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is also a fitness enthusiast and an avid Peloton user.
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